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  • Queen City: remembering the black neighbourhood erased for the Pentagon

  • Iranian women asleep on a bus … Farnaz Damnabi’s best photograph

    ‘As you can tell by their closed eyes, all the women around me that day were exhausted. In Iran, women have to be superheroes to overcome all the restrictions they face’
  • Carrie Mae Weems review – evil clowns, race riots and tense kitchen table dramas

    In this intriguing show, the photographer, film-maker and dancer explores the Black American experience from a wide range of angles
  • The new nude: collapsing bodies – in pictures

  • The new National Portrait Gallery review – ‘It’s the same old cocktail party’

  • Slashed stone, daylight galore and doors by Tracey Emin: the National Portrait Gallery’s £41m rebirth

  • Shunned, boycotted, exiled: has France treated Françoise Gilot worse than Picasso did?

  • Art
    Life Is More Important Than Art review – banality turns into poetry

    From snaps of car parks and train platforms to an operatic film showing people arriving at an airport, this show reveals that art is a particular way of looking at life
    • Art
      Capturing the Moment review – not a serious exhibition

    • Art and design
      Liverpool Biennial 2023 review – devastating insights into the horrors of slavery

    • Art and design
      Ayo Akingbade: Show Me the World Mister; Billie Zangewa: A Quiet Fire – review

  • Here comes the sun: Beach bodies in 1970s Los Angeles – in pictures

  • ‘I feel love’: Nicholas Blair’s images of gay joy and defiance in 80s America

    A new book of photographs memorialises the excitement, humour, intimacy – and lurking peril – on the streets in San Francisco and New York where the gay community thrived
  • The big picture: another side of old Istanbul

    No one knew the city better than the photojournalist Ara Güler, whose image of the boatyards of Karaköy reveals two distinct worlds
  • Did this $72m ‘wave house’ inspire Sydney Opera House? Harry Gesner’s California creation up for sale

  • Sir Michael Hopkins obituary

  • Sir Michael Hopkins, Portcullis House and Mound Stand architect, dies aged 88

  • What will life after globalisation look like? The Venice Biennale may hold the answer

    Lorenzo Marsili
  • Gwen John: Art and Life in London and Paris review – sacrifices art to history

  • Full transparency: the everyday art of glassware – in pictures

    South Korean artist Eunkyoung Son brings out the beauty of commonplace objects
  • The water’s lovely: art that celebrates bathing – in pictures

    A new exhibition showcases paintings inspired by taking a dip
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